Skoda Kushaq vs Rivals: Price, Specification, Engine

Skoda Kushaq vs Rivals: Creta, Seltos, Kicks | Price, Specification, Engine

Skoda India has finally unveiled the production specification of Skoda Kushaq. This is the first made-in-India SUV by Skoda 95% localized, just 5% parts will be imported. Higher the localization and local manufacturing to honor Make in India initiative lead by Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji. The new vision 2.0 mission of Skoda India also introduces MCQ 2.0 IN platform specific for India for Indian, according to Indian driving habits and road conditions, also various climate and different terrain also involves. The official launch still a few months away, specification & features of Kushaq has been revealed. let’s see how fares against its rivals on paper:-

Dimensions

Here, we see that Kushaq is really compact than other rivals. It is less than all others in Length, Width, Height, Boot-space and even in Ground clearance. Kushaq only wins in wheelbase against Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta but not with Nissan Kicks that has 2673mm against 2651 of Kushaq.

ModelSkoda KushaqKia SeltosHyundai CretaNissan Kicks
Length4225mm4315mm4300mm4384mm
Width1760mm1800mm1790mm1813mm
Height1612mm1645mm1635mm1669mm
Wheelbase2651mm2610mm2610mm2673mm
Boot space385 litres (1405 litres with rear seats folded)433 litres433 litres400 litres
Ground clearance188mm190mm190mm210mm
Skoda Kushaq dimension comparison

Engines

In this department Kushaq seems winner with some points. Like it’s horse is stronger than others. Engine size, power and transmission are so competitive of all four models below. But Kushaq is ahead just by producing more torque.

ModelSkoda KushaqKia SeltosHyundai CretaNissan Kicks
Engine1.0-litre turbo/ 1.5-litre turbo1.5-litre/ 1.4-litre turbo1.5-litre/ 1.4-litre turbo1.5-litre/ 1.3-litre turbo
Power115PS/ 150PS115PS/ 140PS115PS/ 140PS106PS/ 156PS
Torque175Nm/ 250Nm144Nm/ 242Nm144Nm/ 242Nm142Nm/ 254Nm
Transmission6-speed MT, 6-speed AT/ 6-speed MT, 7-speed DCT6-speed MT, CVT/ 6-speed MT, 7-speed DCT6-speed MT, CVT/ 7-speed DCT5-speed MT/ 6-speed MT, CVT
Skoda Kushaq engine comparison

Features

Well, well, well! Here we comes to important part. Which attracts more buyer and we (customers) really keen to find in our car. These days, every car manufacturer delivering cars with all the modern features, almost all. Look this table below to find our what Skoda has come so far with the new boy Kushaq.

“Hey, Kushaq! What’s Up boy!”

ModelsSkoda KushaqKia SeltosHyundai CretaNissan Kicks
nfotainment10-inch touchscreen10.25-inch touchscreen10.25-inch touchscreen8.0-inch touchscreen
Speakers6+subwoofer8 (Bose)8 (Bose)6
Connected car techYes (telematics only)YesYesYes (telematics only)
Digital instrument clusterNo7.0-inch LCD7.0-inch LCDNo
Heads-up displayNo8.0-inch unitNoNo
Rain sensing wipersYesNoNoYes
Rear parking cameraYesYesYesYes
Remote engine startNoYes (DCT only)YesYes
Wireless chargingYesYesYesNo
SunroofYesYesPanoramicNo
Push-button engine start-stopYesYesYesYes
Cruise controlYesYesYesYes
Drive modesNoYesYesNo
Active cylinder technology*Yes (with 1.5-litre turbo-petrol)NoNoNo
Skoda Kushaq feature comparison

Safety

This section is my favorite, and I know yours’s too. Isn’t it? Why shouldn’t be! Cars with no higher safety is more vulnerable, yes for us. Don’t buy them, yes don’t. It’s our one life and bought car with our hard earned money (not everyone is bully).

Let’s see how strong this bodyguard is! And I see Kia’s boy is best here. So I say love you Seltos.

ModelsSkoda KushaqKia SeltosHyundai CretaNissan Kicks
AirbagsUpto 6Upto 6Upto 6Upto 4
Parking sensorsFront and rearFront and rearRearRear
ISOFIX child seat anchorsStandardYesYesNo
Electronic stability controlStandardYesYesTurbo variants only
Hill holdYesYesYesYes
Blind-spot monitorNoYesNoNo
360-degree cameraNoYesNoYes
Tyre pressure monitoring systemYesYesYesNo
Skoda Kushaq safety comparison

Exterior

First impression is the last impression! This is the first thing we see in everything and it’s human kind. And I say Kushaq is a handsome boy with strong muscle. Also offers nice colors that attracts. Can’t say, it stand out.

ModelsSkoda KushaqKia SeltosHyundai CretaNissan Kicks
HeadlampsLED ProjectorMulti-reflector LEDMulti-reflector LEDLED projectors
LED DRLsStandardYesYesStandard
Fog lampsHalogenLEDHalogenHalogen
Wheels (highest spec)17-inch alloys17-inch alloys17-inch alloys17-inch alloys
Skoda Kushaq Exterior Details and comparison

Skoda Kushaq Exterior Details and comparison

Interior

Ahh, it’s relaxing and so quite. So pleasant colors and ambient light. Big screen and speakers that make us dance.

Interior is not just about design, colors and lights. Cars quipped with more modern technologies steals more buyers

ModelsSkoda KushaqKia SeltosHyundai CretaNissan Kicks
Power adjustable driver’s seatNoYes (8-way)Yes (8-way)No
Paddle shiftersYes (DCT)NoYes (DCT)No
ACAutoAutoAutoAuto
PM 2.5 clean air filter/ air purifierNoBuilt-in air purifierBuilt-in air purifierNo
Rear AC ventsYesYesYesYes
Ventilated front seatsYesYesYesNo
Ambient lightingStandardYes (with LED sound mood lighting)Yes (blue only)No
60:40 split rear seatsYesYesYesNo
Skoda Kushaq Interior Details and comparison

Prices

PriceSkoda KushaqKia SeltosHyundai CretaNissan Kicks
Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)Rs 9 lakh to Rs 17 lakh (expected)Rs 9.89 lakh to Rs 17.45 lakhRs 10 lakh to Rs 17.54 lakhRs 9.49 lakh to Rs 14.64 lakh
Skoda Kushaq Price Comparison with rivals

Conclusion

The Kushaq does fall short of its rivals in some areas. It misses out on features like a digital colored instrument cluster or large LCD in the gauge cluster, remote engine start, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a built-in air purifier & a 360-degree parking camera. In this segment, only Kia offers a head-up display, while the Hyundai Creta is the only compact SUV to get a panoramic sunroof.